Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea

Get relief from obstructive sleep apnea*

  • Without CPAP
  • Without surgical implants*

*Applies only to mild-to-moderate OSA.

How do I know my child has sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea goes undiagnosed in many as a lot of people are unaware of manifestations.

Can obstructive sleep apnea cause behavioral issues in kids?

Assume a child is not getting restful sleep night after night for years and kid can even be diagnosed with adhd and disruptive behavior. In long term, if it goes undiagnosed might cause growth problems and cognitive development.

Signs of obstructive sleep apnea in kids include:

  • Snoring, often with pauses, snorts, or gasps. Coughing or choking.
  • Heavy breathing while sleeping.
  • Pauses in breathing.
  • Very restless sleep and sleeping in unusual positions. Restless leg syndrome.
  • Bedwetting (especially if a child had stayed dry at night.
  • Daytime sleepiness or behavior/learning problems.
  • Sleepwalking or night terrors / sleep terrors.
  • Teeth grinding.

Infants and young children with obstructive sleep apnea don’t always snore. They might just have disturbed sleep, complaining of tiredness and/or under eye circles. Adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea may have daytime tiredness but kids might have behavioral problems.

Durig the day you might notice:

  • Have difficulty paying attention.
  • Have learning problems.
  • Have behavioral problems.
  • Perform poorly in school.
  • Be hyperactive or diagnosed with ADHD.
  • If your child has any of the above said complaints answer might be to watch them when they are sleeping.
  • If you observe these signs and symptoms when your child is sleeping.

How is Sleep Apnea diagnosed?

Diagnosis of sleep apnea is not simple because there can be many different causes. Primary healthcare providers, pulmonologists, neurologists, or other healthcare providers with specialty training in sleep disorders may be involved in making a diagnosis and starting treatment.

Several tests are available for evaluating sleep apnea, including our Take Home Sleep Test: SleepImage.

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SleepImage is a revolutionary Approach to Screen, Diagnose and Manage Sleep Health in Children & Adults to:

  • Measure Sleep Quality.
  • Measure Sleep Duration
  • Evaluate Sleep Disorders
  • Diagnose Sleep Apnea:
    • Obstructive and Central
  • Manage Sleep Disorder Treatment:
    • Treatment Efficacy
    • Compliance

To read more check out the Introduction to SleepImage.

This device can be blue toothed into your phone to measure your heartrate, respiratory rate, oxygen.

The SleepImage System is FDA-cleared to aid clinical diagnosis of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) in children, adolescents and adults. The output from the SleepImage System present various sleep related output metrics such as sleep duration (SD), total sleep time (TST), wake after sleep onset (WASO) and sleep quality (SQI) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) related output metrics that include an Oxygen Desaturation Index (ODI), an Apnea Hypopnea Index (sAHI), a Respiratory Disturbance Index (sRDI) and the Sleep Apnea Indicator (SAI) that is derived from Cyclic Variation in Heart Rate (CVHR). The SleepImage System is patented, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant cloud-based system. It is intended for use by, or on the order of, a Healthcare Professional to establish sleep quality, aid in the evaluation of sleep disorders to inform or drive clinical management, as well as to aid in diagnosis and management of SDB. The SleepImage System is FDA-cleared for use with children from age 2, adolescents and adults.

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your child’s dentist to screen sleep problems. ADA recommends dentists screening for sleep apnea if your child consistently wakes up in the morning feeling tired and has behavioral problems.

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Sleep apnea and adult sleep apnea. While adults usually have daytime sleepiness, children are more likely to have behavioral problems. The underlying cause in adults is often obesity, while in children the most common underlying condition is enlargement of the adeno.

Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent complications that can affect children’s growth, cognitive development and behavior.

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